Seven miles and the end of a search for shorts

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July 23, 2013 by Amy B

Seven miles on the calendar today. I managed to get Scott out the door by 5:30 for his 4 miles, which meant I was on the road at 6:11am.

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I don’t know if my legs are just tired or if it was the wind or if I was too busy looking down at my pretty running shorts or what, but I couldn’t really get my legs to go any faster than this today.

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Don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing wrong with sub-10:00 min/mile pace for me. I just felt like it was a little bit of a struggle. I’ve also noticed I’m getting some hip pain which seems more pronounced when I run in my Nimbuses, which I did this morning. Hmmph.

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Our raspberry bushes are starting to get close to producing a shitload of berries. I can’t wait. Also, I made some unbelievable granola last night.

So what’s this with all the posts about clothes?

Since my dog destroyed my two favorite pairs of shorts (Patagonia), I have tried to find something that would replace them. I’ve tried semi-cheapo Nike shorts, Brooks not-so-cheap shorts, North Face, Patagonia’s new running shorts (suck) – you name it. I was running in capris for every run and had just decided I was never going to find a decent pair of running shorts again. Shorts that didn’t ride up or cut off the circulation in the waist or just didn’t SUCK.

Then I found Oiselle and my running life changed forever.

I have been keeping track of reviews on the stuff I’ve worn on this page so I won’t double up here, but just know that the Roga short is possibly the most awesome running short I’ve ever worn. And I’ve tried just about every short Oiselle has to offer, and every time I put one on I think, this is the best. And then I finally tried their signature short and wished I’d tried this one first.

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Diamond Rogas with a lux layer – it was 50° this morning and chilly!

(BTW, rogas in poppy diamond? You’re killing my wallet, Oiselle.)

Anyway, my search for running clothes is over. I feel quite confident that I never need to look at another brand again, which will free me up to do all the things I’ve always dreamed of, right?

Seriously, this is pretty atypical of me. My running shopping would consist of buying a marathon training shirt every year at the race expo, one pair of shoes a summer, and I think it was about ten years in between sports bra purchases.

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Amy, July 2013

I'm a thirty-something suburbanite turned ruralite living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Wife, mom of two, eater of all things delicious, and a runner. This is where I blather on about running and health. Baby Number Three will be here in November (so yes, I'm a little crazy), and I'm running through my pregnancy for as long as my body's willing and able. There's also more of me at amyupnorth.com. Read more here.

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